Monthly Archives: May 2015

Hospice: More Than You Think

Hospice care can benefit families by allowing them important time with loved ones as their time draws near.  The care is loving, nurturing and respectful of individual patients and their families.  Everyone in Las Vegas deserves quality assistance and care.  The support hospice care staff offers relieves some pressure and worry as a loved one’s time draws near.  This leaves family members time to be available to hold their loved ones hand and be there to feel their love.  Knowing that the medical care is being handled by loving and caring hands.  Hospice care can lift burdens of care off the family at a time when so much is upon them.

For those without family to lean on, hospice care provides a support system–caring people around you as you reach your final days. Hospice care personnel will dispense medical care in the comfort of your own home, ensuring you spend the time you have in dignity.  Don’t feel like you have to go through this alone.

Contact Procare Hospice–your Las Vegas hospice–to discuss the end-of-life care needs of yourself or a loved one. We strive to provide quality, individualized care, focusing on providing you with the highest quality of life possible at this time of your life.

Caregivers Need Care, Too

If you are the primary caregiver (or one of the caregivers) for someone at the end of life, you likely have a lot on your plate. From your regular responsibilities (whether it is a job, your spouse/children, the upkeep of your home, etc.) to providing the care for your loved one to coping with the situation yourself, you fulfill many roles and are supporting those around you to the best of your ability.

 

Sometimes, caregivers spend so much time and energy on others that they neglect themselves and their own well-being. You need to keep in mind that if you are not taking care of yourself, either physically or mentally, you will not be able to provide the level of care to your loved one that you aim for. As a caregiver, you need to take time for yourself, as well.

 

Unfortunately, problems like exhaustion, poor eating habits, lack of sleep, anxiety, frustration and depression are all too common among caregivers. Get the nutrition and rest that you need. Accept the help of hospice volunteers, family members and anyone who offers to lend a hand. If daily caregiving becomes too much for your, accept that and ask for respite care.

 

Here at Pro Care Hospice–your Las Vegas hospice–we strive to provide the most comforting end-of-life experience possible by valuing each patient as an individual. Contact us today!